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What A Concerned Nigerian Wrote About President Muhammadu Buhari 


No doubt we are going through hard times as a nation. We sure know that PMB is slow and we all want change like magic. That notwithstanding, CHANGE IS HERE.

For example, on Saturday, March 15th 2014, the then government of Goodluck Jonathan invited over 7 million Applicants for 4000 jobs, in the most fraudulent manner lacking in standards. Eventually, 16 innocent people died.

President Muhammadu Buhari
Nigeria’s number one citizen President Muhammadu Buhari

But today, Buhari’s Government gave out 200,000 jobs using the E method of application, and no casualty recorded.

That is CHANGE

Despite that we are under recession, Buhari is paying seven years pension arrears, employing 200,000 graduates at cost of 6bn naira monthly, and with 300,000 soon to follow.

That is CHANGE

Despite recession, Buhari has released N700 billion for capital projects to reflate the economy, N150bn for women entrepreneurship development, N30 Billion for Lecturers’ Allowances and CBN is giving 3 each to graduate entrepreneurs.

That is CHANGE

Buhari implemented The Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy that past leaders were afraid to implement because it will expose their corruption.

That is CHANGE

Buhari Increased to 30% CAPEX and Infrastructural Engagements Nationwide.

That is CHANGE

‬The Army under Buhari has fought Boko Haram to a standstill, rescued some Chibok Girls, sanitized Areppo, forced Niger Delta militants to negotiation, thought IPOB and MASSOB how to observe the rule of law. The untouchables like Tompolo are in hiding. Those who thought they were bigger than Nigeria have understood otherwise. Gani Adams, Dokubo Asari, Uwazuruike, Ateke Tom and their likes now know the limit of their shenanigans. Even Nnamdi Kanu is secretly negotiating for freedom. Non of our territories are under the control of non state actors. At best, all that those COWARDS can do is to secretly go and bomb our pipelines or send suicide bombers to IDP camps. They are all afraid to confront the army under Buhari.

That is CHANGE

Buhari is unwavering in his Anti-Corruption War. Despite some incoherence as I highlighted yesterday we are getting results that have surpassed all of the results of former regimes put together. Today, the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and over 26 retired and serving Army Generals are facing trail. That was unthinkable in the past. And their civilian counterparts are not left out. With hooligans like Obanikoro, Olisamethief, Fani-KayoStole and the rest returning stolen monies and judicial criminals being arrested the battle is getting set.

That is CHANGE

Come to the energy sector, there are many ongoing Power Projects that will over time make Nigeria energy sufficient. Buhari has a policy of Energy Mix, which will ensure that the sabotage of power infrastructure in the Niger Delta is tackled going forward. Other regions of Nigeria have identified energy sources that will make them independent of Niger Delta gas. Today wind and sun energy are being harnessed from North East and North West, Coal in the South East, Hydro power North Central and the rest. In no distant future, one of Buhari’s ambitious power projects, Mambilla 3,000 plant will gush energy with ease. All these compared to I6 wasted years of past administration in energy sector. These other administrations spent over 36 billion dollars and could not generate 3000 megawatts. Meanwhile China spent 25 billion dollars in eleven years to generate 22,000 megawatts. Meaning that given the same time Buhari has achieved a great feat.

That is CHANGE

By 2018, all our rice consumption needs will be locally met. Tomatoes and many others.

That is CHANGE

How about National Railway interconnectivity project and the Recent $2.2billon GE PPP agreement. Many federal roads are being constructed. Contractors who have not been paid since 20I2 have started receiving their checks. The construction of Second Niger Bridge is under way, Calabar to Lagos rail, Lagos to Kano rail, Ibadan to Lagos rail and many other ambitious projects that will restore Nigeria to it’s former glory are being undertaken by Buhari.

That is CHANGE

Buhari banned 41 Items in the Forex list to help boost local production and protect naira. If you cannot take advantage, that is your fault. This ban is in your interest.

And that too is CHANGE

Subsidy removal was to stop the elite from robbing you of the money we need to develop. Past administrations refused to do it because they were beneficiaries and they lack the moral rectitude to do it. Only and incorruptible man like Buhari could stand up to those elites who were the beneficiaries of it.

That is CHANGE

Despite organized sabotage by corrupt politicians and other ignorant elements in our society, Buhari is trudging forward.

Although, President Buhari needs to speed things up and he needs to restructure our systems and bring about true Federalism that will help component units become productive and useful to the whole.

Nobody can fix Nigeria in one day. Even God believe in process, he is not in partnership with magicians. Buhari has not solved all our problems, but we are making progress. Don’t let your hate becloud your sense of good.


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